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weighs in on the latest obama care developments. president clinton recently said president obama should keep his promise, let people keep their doctors and insurance plans. so what is his latest assessment of the affordable care act? juan carlos lopez of cnn espanol is just back from a one-on-one interview with clinton. how did it go? what did he say about obama care, juan carlos? >> wolf it, went very well. the president on his way to of brazil, clinton global initiative. we did speak about what he said about obama care. i guess this is obama care 2.0 launched today, this is what he said about his previous statement and been possible future problems within health reform. >> is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run, and second, are the problems with obama care limited to the website? >> the answer to the first question is no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president himself spoke. and it was obvious to me listening to him that he wanted the american people to feel that he had kept his commitment and that they didn't understand that h
government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> reporter: when he publicly urged obama last month to keep his promise about his health care law. for clinton, the issue hits close to home. >> i have a lot at stake here personally for the work i've done for health care and the work i tried to support. and hillary does, too. we've been working on this health care thing for 20 years. >> reporter: president obama will be speaking at a youth summit on the affordable care act. chris, as you know, young people are key to this. they're si their signing up, is going to offset, that's the plan anyway, older americans who are more costly to care for. >> absolutely. brianna keilar at the white house this morning. >>> another situation for you to watch this morning, a winter storm coming on strong, turning the country white. it's already dropped heavy snow on parts of the midwest and rockies. 30 inches fell on idaho tuesday. let's get to meteorologist indra petersons. watching this move across the country. here it comes, indra. >> unfortunately the snow will not be the worst thing we
on sunday and monday. a figure that surpasses the whole month of october. and president obama said the income gap keeps growing and income inequality is jeopardizing the middle class. >>> and afghan president hamid karzai said no to security forces in n.a.t.o. until his demands are met. the bilateral security pack would allow troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. patience to get a deal signed is running out. >> reporter: this is not fooling around. this is serious business. they are the words of u.s. secretary of state john kerry here in brussels on tuesday evening and addressing the afghan president hamid karzai. why hasn't this agreement been sign? john kerry wouldn't speculate was keeping them from signing the contract. his initial security adviser she went to kabul last week and came away empty handed. troops and trainers can operate number 2014. they need to be planning their parliamentary cycle, and it cannot be turned on and off like a light switch. what they're trying to do is impress on ha had ha hamid karzo sign before the end of the year, a task that may be difficult
you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did no
able to keep their plans. now with the obama care website kind of sort of working, the president is making his sales pitch to the american people again. >>> also in national news, we already know the train was going too fast. now we know the engineer says he was in a daze before it derailed. what else will we learn when investigators update us this hour on that deadly train crash in the bronx? >>> and the pop culture lead. johnny's in the -- thinking about the french government charging bob dylan for inciting hate? bob dylan? the times, indeed, are a changing. good afternoon, everyone, welcome to "the lead." great to be back with you. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead for most of the year. paula deen held the award for worst public disaster, and obama care rolled out, bad headlines, frustrated customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to
to keep government going and on the debt ceiling. we are going to see again and again a tax on obama care. they have more political power as you implied because the rollout has been so terrible. even though things are better today, 300,000 people went on the site. we watched a man in d.c. try to do it and he got a screen saying sorry, we are really busy. it's not what you are supposed to be seeing on december 2nd. back to you. >> thanks, steve. >>> a new lottery system began for food truck operators. popular spots are being reserved through a lottery. district officials say the goal is to help control eight of the most sought after locations. now the vendors can keep their spot for 30 days, then it's up for grabs, again. >> the benefits now of food trucks are going to come to customers and, you know, the city is going to recognize tax revenue and permanent revenue. it worked out well with respect to the restaurants as well. we are pleased th ed that it's happened the way it has. >> trucks that don't participate in the latry can still sell food but have to stay away from these designations
to be seeing that moment of president obama saying if you like your health care plan you can keep it, as you can bet, over and over and over again in all those midterm political ads. we'll see where it goes. good to see you both this morning. kirsten, katy,. >> see you later. martha: okay. bill: a stunning statement from two top lawmakers. we are not safer today than in recent years. what they said about that. also this pushback from all sides on the nuclear deal with iran. what senators might do now, democrats and republicans, to spike this deal. >> they could after that period of time enrich uranium without any consequence and without any limitations. they could seek a plutonium track without any limitations. those are real concerns. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the third was... just right! bear: hi! yeah, we love visitors. that's why we moved to a secluded house in the middle of the wilderness. just the right coverage at just the right price. coverage checker from progressi
to be found when there are major obama care deadlines? do you buy into it at all, david, that he's trying to keep his hands clean or democrats are trying to help him keep his hands clean in case he decides to run for president and now he doesn't want to have anything to do with it even though he called it a good you know what kind of deal when the president signed it? >> is there an element of that? possibly. likely going to china has very little to do with obama care. it has to do with what's come out of the asian corners where president obama made mere platitudes, but no action followed. this is more than we could talk about in an hour. by short. china tests us. they establish their own version of a no fly zone. they test us. our response doesn't match what they're doing. they're being aggressive. they're also insulating their economy. trading more with their asian partners to bring more people into their trading circle. >> biden's good at diplomacy. we always had a good relationship in the senate. julie, back to my original question which is, is he over there to keep his hands clean in
it up there, the comments from bill clinton about obama care, when the former president said the current president should honor its commitment to allow people to keep their health care plans. let's play it once more, just for feeling. >> so i personally believe even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> does this give the secretary of state the cover that she needs from the obama care situation right now? >> well, look, you know, i think that one of the big problems -- i think, look, bill clinton is the best strategist that the democrats have right now so i think he was essentially acknowledging the risks that many democrats face right now, being so closely associated with some of the mistakes of obama care. but in reality, i think that a.b. has a really good point, which is that he is actually going to be somebody who helps drive the wedge between president obama and hillary clinton but i think that van has a good point in the sense that there's really not a whole lot
is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company of the russian ballet and let's see what temperatures we will see across the nation and here is metrologist nicole mitchell. >> i should apologize for it and don't shoot the messenger and it will be brutal in the north and billings and we pointed this out yesterday morning and i was saying it's 40, enjoy it while you have i
't know how to recover kicks, and try a field goal. but wait a minute, you see auburn. if you're for obama care, you've got to play like auburn. you've got to play every play, keep going. so here's what happened. alabama decides to try a field goal to win the dog gone thing. of course, overtime isn't an option for alabama. they're alabama. so this is what happens. the kid lines up, and they try a 57-yard field goal. oh, nellie, we are down to the wire here. this is going to be short off to the right a little bit, and what have we got? holy smokes, we've got a return by obama care. this is chris davis, he's a believer, he's got all those obama blockers out there. he's going to go all the way! it's going to work! it's going to work! look at obama care, it's going to work! they ain't giving up. 109 yards in jordan harris stadium, 87,000 fans loving every bit of it, and guess what, four times that many people went to the website and signed up today. you see that? liberals, democrats, progressives, believers in obama care. don't ever give up. it's never over. even the arrogance of alabama who t
time you. >> ok. >> i think their incentive this time is to keep the trains running. >> thank you. president obama is on his way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela. the president left on air force one just a few moments ago. president george h.w. bush onboard. president clinton and president cart he are also scheduled to attended the memorial service set for tuesday. george h.w. bush is the only living president who will not be in attendance for health reasons. >> we should point out that this film was personal. it's about your stepfather. he is one of those unsung heroes who we should behind the scene to say free nelson mandela. tell us more about him. >> he joined our family in 1972, and he brought with hill the news of nelson mandela, that was about eight years before the free nelson mandela campaign which launched nelson mandela as a symbol of the anti apartheid movement. when he went underground when nelson mandela was criminalized, he sent out a generation of people to tell people who was happening in south africa, my step-dad was one of those, the first wave.
of his job performance. 55% disapprove. in the same poll, a full 50% of americans say president obama knowingly lied when he said if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. joining us for more analysis, bret baier, the anchor for "special report." interesting there in that sound byte from david. he kept referring back to the government shutdown, clearly the administration wants people to remember that. talk about that and not talk about the obamacare problem. >> yeah, jon. good afternoon. i think you'right. i think david was doing his best to put the best foot forward. the administration is touting this 90% solution for health care.gov as we're talking about today. obviously the website is moving more quickly but not perfectly and there are concerns on the back end of the website but the real concerns about trust when it comes to the president, focus on what he said on the campaign trail, what he said over the past few months about you can keep your plan, period. you can keep your doctor, period. you can get better health care coverage cheaper, all of those things are coming
? president obama says a month of troubleshooting from experts has improved the site's functionality. >> it's working better now and it's just going to keep on working better over time. >> reporter: the white house claims 50,000 users at a time, and 800,000 per day can now access healthcare.gov. can we verify that? >> like anything else in this world, there is no other outside independent way to evaluate it, although i think they will ultimately show how many people enrolled and the numbers will be transparent and they'll be putting out the report. i think these are good reasons to believe him on this one. >> reporter: ken jacobs has been closely monitoring the affordable care act at berkeley's labor center and feels confident about where things are headed on the front end. success is not just about getting signed up on the website. health plans also need the right consumer information. and on the back end, there have been issues. 834 transaction form is what insurers receive with your enrollment information, your policy information, and other critical details. in some cases, these forms ha
, president obama, should honor his commitment to make sure if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. there seemed to be a little tension at the time. this is how he explained what he said. >> i said nothing about this. not one word until the president, himself, spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> get a quick thought from all three of you. paul? >> he's right, right? good point. i actually think president obama should have never made that pledge, but i think president clinton is saying something different saying just what president obama said. >> i think what president clinton is saying is i didn't do anything to hurt president obama. let me make this very clear to you that i only said that after the president said it and so i didn't step on anything the white house was trying to do. >> ryhan? >> i definitely think that president clinton's remarks harmed the white house and i think that's why they s
and there is a scramble to keep the website up and running. all of the more reasons for the president to delay the mandate people buy insurance or pay the penalty. >> president obama wants to move to washington when he leaves office he says. despite what he says in the mainstream media and the white house saying the website is fixed. we happ we know the back end isn't build or isn't work. it is like saying the plane works except the back 30-40%. it is possible they have to delay all of this. but prior to october 1, anyone who called for delay was called an racist and extremist and those same people are being blamed for sabotaging a website they have nothing to do with. when you say president obama is going to stop the bleeding, but i don't think it is going to work. >> gallop did polling numbers and what did they find among people that signed up or tried to? >> they are finding the people that are more informed about the law are far more likely to disapprove of the law. people that don't know about the law are split. there is reason to believe that the mer they learn about it, the less they like it. i do
. to deflect the criticism for having made that false promise people can keep their plans and doctors the matter what, the president offered a new promise. take a listen. president obama: most people will be able to buy better plans for the same price or even cheaper than what they've got before. >> that's not inaccurate argument. so if your plan is covering a bunch of things you don't need, how is a better plan for you? >> there is no real evidence for that. and you can do the math. most of the policies and that claim could spend more, cover more things, provide more visits and charge less. insurance company only does that even has a whole bunch of cash lying around. no sign of expert and a profit that that to happen. >> the promise that most people would be better off is sharply disputed by many including a number of individuals experiencing sticker shock even those who had pre-existing conditions. listen. $891 per month to $1437 per month. and also, my deductibles all doubled. >> now analysts also argued those whose policies are canceled will be covered, but not at lower prices. th
away from republicans politically. so far obama care, not just indicts democrats on overpromising, on the incredible promises that they made, if you like your insurance, they can keep it, all of those promises, it also indicts liberalism on the ability to restuck tur the economy. but again, those are im probably books probable wishful thinking for all of that to play out. what i think 2014 might end up looking like, cheerleaders don't matter in this football game, the field has been set, what it could look like is a combination of if if you like your plan, you can keep it as the employer mandate kicks in, they get kicked off of them. and tarp, 2008 bailouts for the insurance companies who can't afford to insure only sick older people. >> that's jumping ten steps forward, john. >> but more probable at this point than the alternative. >> will is -- will is very excited about the possibility of another tarp style bailout backlash. but he's a couple of move moves ahead of himself. the reason republicans are so invested in this, they have advertised obama care as the end of freedom as
months of battling negative headlines the white house is looking to turn the page on obama care today. the president will kick off a new three week campaign to refocus the public's attention to the positive aspects of the health care law. senior administration official -- >> even you can't keep a straight face. >> exactly. >> doesn't that say it all? >> a lot of times after the show seriously she will look at me -- we're all sitting here the president said this. she does this occasionally -- i got nothing. i got noing. >> i have hope. >> didn't julie andrews say that. >> don't you have to be nice. secondly i think you ought to listen to what i have to say bill kristol, senior administration officials tell politico the white house will target different benefits of the law each day. >> that's going to be a short campaign. >> roughly 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange last month. that's up from just under 27,000 people who successfully signed up for coverage in october. meanwhile the white house picked up a key legal victory yesterday as the suprem
. firefighters were able to keep the flames from jumping to other buildings. there were no reports of any injuries. >>> with the enrollment deadline three weeks away president obama is launching a new push to get americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavi
%. this is something so disturbing by him. he keeps talking, press on with the plan. charles krauthammer said the president is campaigning but all the talk in the world may not make a difference. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. i mean, after all, one thing he can really do well is campaign. that's undeniable. he's one of the great campaigners in american history. he twice won the presidency. his trouble is he has a little bit of trouble governing. here he's faced with a management problem, a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory, he's got a website that is not functioning correctly, and he thinks that if he makes the right speeches, he says the right words, somehow it will change perception. but here he runs up against the wall. >> the perception is across the country is that so far it's been a joke and that's why the president yesterday started what will be a three-week push to get people to sign up. one of the problems is when they sign up, they sign up with an insurance company. the insurance comp
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